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The Force of Destiny

The Kennedy Center - Opera House (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.3 average rating
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35 reviews
91 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

This is an opera to see, but one that is rarely presented as it is a major undertaking to stage with its large casts and changes of time and place, plus it requires... continued

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63 reviews
20 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

A departure from WNO's usual staging!

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14 reviews
21 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

Go an hour early and hear the Opera Insights talk - check the kennedy-center.org, "The Force of Destiny," for specific times.

Francesca Zambello freshened up this opera.... continued

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

The production was just not very good. I think that's enough said.

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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

Fantastic singing and orchestra - inscenation annoying – close your eyes and enjoy

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

It was a lovely evening. The cast was great, the voices wonderful and the conductor was amazing!

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3 reviews
23 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

A wonderful evening. Beautiful music, voices, staging. Thanks for making it possible Goldstar!

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2 stars
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 22 2013

We thought the singers were very good, leads and the chorus did a wonderful job. We also loved the set. The only weak point was the women's costumes, especially for the... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

Great performance, great production, great venue!

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22 reviews
20 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

I did not care for this opera, either the music or the production. Costumes and sets were garish and the singing mixed. The lead tenor was not strong but several... continued

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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

Less familiar with the music of this opera. Thought singing was good. It was an enjoyable evening. Kept both my husband and I awake after full day at work.

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12 reviews
8 stars
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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

No, problem getting my ticket. Despite what the Post reviewer said I enjoyed the performance!

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

Adina Aaron has a passionate, controlled (but expressive voice), a joy to listen to; the sets were fantastic and gave the production a unique and edgy feel. Sitting close... continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

The venue was great as always. Too much emphasis on Jesus in the middle...but it's an Italian opera...so it's bound to happen once in a while. I like the modern interpretation of the old Verdi classic. Set design was very nice, very well done.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

We were practically in the front row. Not quite as good as the last opera we saw at the Kennedy Center, but still a treat. Goldstar delivers again.

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

Though most of the singing was wonderful--far more than Anne Midgette's review would have made you think--the production is TERRIBLE. This plot does not fit in the modern... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 22 2013

easy to use Goldstar, even changing nights.Opera was wonderful!

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

It's too bad that Ann Midgette's review in the Post was so sour. (Despite the abundance of half-price tickets, there were many empty seats.) I might have preferred a... continued

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